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Guardian gives helping hand to graduate journalists

Published: Monday, 16 February 2009   Category: Work Experience

Budding journalists looking for graduate jobs in the media will be given help by the Scott Trust, which owns the Guardian Media Group (GMG), with bursaries to help them get the qualifications they need for a successful career in journalism.

The course involves several weeks' work experience with GMG in order to give the successful applicants a hands-on experience within the industry and offers the options of qualifications in print, web and broadcast journalism.

Applicants need a commitment to a career in journalism and a portfolio of their work, but the courses are open to those who may not be able to afford the usual costs of postgraduate training and therefore do not have access to graduate jobs in the industry.

Graduates from diverse social or ethnic backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply as the trust believes their thoughts and ideas are not represented fully in the media.

The qualifications could make graduate CVs more attractive to employers in the difficult economic conditions, as an iProfile survey shows that 60 per cent of British workers are doing nothing to improve the security of their jobs.

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